Archive for the 'Freedom-of-information access' Category

AUSTRALIA – Queensland: State Police Minister Jack Dempsey confirms police may soon be wearing surveillance gear (2014-03-24)

Posted on March 24 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Queensland Police are expected to have body-worn video cameras under a plan being considered, although this will be very expensive. A 2011 review – which was only released under Freedom of Information statutes – found Taser Cams were operationally ineffective, but recommended investigating body-worn cameras to record all use-of-force incidents after an […]

ANALYSIS / USA : Poughkeepsie, N.Y. : Neswpaper conducts detailed analysis of taser use (2012-02-20)

Posted on February 20 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A series of four carefully-researched articles in the Poughkeepsie Journal based on data – 467 Taser use reports from 19 local police agencies – obtained through the Freedom of Information Law shows systematic taser abuse by police officers: (1) Blacks are targeted much more often than their numbers in communities would predict; […]

AUSTRALIA – Victoria : Taser ‘breaches’ by police revealed (2010-10-12)

Posted on October 12 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : (Informal poll shows public evenly divided over police use of tasers). Police officers trained to respond to serious incidents have used Taser guns in apparent breach of force policy, including on people doused with or near flammable material; police may have also breached protocol by using Tasers on three people in […]